European Commissioner for enlargement and neighbourhood policy, Johannes Hahn on Friday, November 9, submitted to the Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groisman report on the implementation of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU in 2018. It is stated in the report of the European Commission.
The Commissioner said, he sees progress in the reform of the decentralization, health, public administration and education.
“Everybody always criticize areas where there are shortcomings, and such scope is. But if we are talking about health, decentralization, public administration reform, education, has been achieved significant progress,” said Gan.
Also in the report also point to the reforms that the Commissioner called particularly difficult: pensions, health and education. A reform of public administration and decentralization, according to him, “continue to penetrate.”
“It is essential… that the Ukrainian government has retained and enhanced the pace of reforms, including the fight against corruption, before the presidential and parliamentary elections”, – the report says.
It is noted that in the fight against corruption and judicial reform, the European Commission also saw progress, but finds it slow.
“National anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) initiated 644 proceedings regarding corruption at the highest level. However, the proportion of convictions in these cases remains very low, at the level of 21 cases, whereas the huge majority of cases are locked in courts of General jurisdiction in Ukraine. Still not a single official has been convicted for corruption”, – stated in the document.
The economic situation in Ukraine, in the opinion of the European Commission, is “stable but fragile” for significant payments on the national debt that await Ukraine in the coming years.